Leon Exly Covell Jr.


Leon Exly Covell Jr., 73 passed away, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Sage View Care Center.  Mr. Covell was a resident of Rock Springs for the past five years and former resident of Big Piney, Wyoming.

He was born on May 16, 1944 in Cutbank, Montana the son of Leon Exly Covell Sr. and Opal Burnette Covell. 

Mr. Covell attended schools in Big Piney, Wyoming and was a 1963 graduate of Big Piney High School. 

He was a roughneck for many years and a tire repairman for Petro at the time of his retirement.

His interests included hunting, fishing and boating.

Survivors include two sons;  Leon Exly Covell III and wife Jessica of Big Piney, Wyoming, Christopher David Covell and wife April of Superior, Wyoming, one daughter; Lani Sorensen and husband Scott of Nunn, Colorado, two sisters; Beverly Sawyer and husband David of Thornton, Colorado and Betty Martin of Medford, Oregon,  twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Of those grandchildren Leon was especially proud of his namesakes Leon Exly Covell IV and Leon Exly Covell V.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Marilyn, and one brother in law; Bill Martin, two nephews; Rodney Chapin and Corey Chapin.

Following cremation a memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Community Congregational Church, 410 Black Ave., Big Piney, Wyoming.

Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com/

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